Social development

Education and training

"Building a society of learning in the 2021-2030 period " project approved

The Prime Minister issued Decision No. 1373/QD-Ttg on July 30, approving the project “Building a society of learning in the 2021-2030 period “.The guiding point of view in the project clearly states: Continuing to build a society of learning on the basis of simultaneous development ...

PhD production plan: Will Project 89 go a new way?

Before launching Project 89 that aimed to produce 7,300 more lecturers with a doctoral degree, the Ministry of Education and Training (MOET) ran two projects on preparing human resources with doctoral and master’s degrees, worth trillions of VND.The state spent VND2.5 trillion on the project ...

Phuong Chi

Vietnam officially approves online schooling

Vietnam’s Ministry of Education and Training has just authorized online classes to support or replace face-to-face teaching and learning. According to a new circular issued by the ministry, the school principals can decide on whether to organize online classes to support or replace face-to-face instruction ...

Not worth it: laid-off workers shun free vocational education

Workers losing jobs amid the Covid-19 pandemic say the free vocational education on offer does not help them find new jobs. According to data from the national social insurance agency, of more than one million people receiving unemployment benefits nationwide, only 16,000 people have said ...

Le Tuyet

Universities' English language requirements may hinder rural students, experts warn

As more and more top Vietnamese universities consider prospective students’ English language ability for admission, concerns have been raised about inequality for students in rural areas. At least 30 universities have announced they would prioritise or enroll students who have IELTS certificate scores from 4.0 to ...

Vocational schools told to foster entrepreneurship among students, modernise teaching methods

The Government’s Project 1665 for supporting students’ start-ups until 2025 has created favourable conditions for students who want to start their own business, and attracted the participation of enterprises, investment funds, other investors, and organisations and individuals in the country and abroad.Project 1665 was approved by the ...

Vietnam ranks first among region’s primary school student learning outcomes: report

Vietnam ranks first among Southeast Asian countries in terms of primary school student learning outcomes under the Southeast Asia Primary Learning Metrics (SEA-PLM) programme. The news was announced at an online conference of the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO) on December 1, held ...

Universities with autonomy lack right to hire lecturers

Covered by the Law on Public Employees, universities with autonomy don’t have the right to make decisions in recruitment, increase pay for talented lecturers, or dismiss incapable workers.The state wants to transfer autonomy in personnel to universities, but requires universities to recruit civil servants only. ...

Le Huyen

Autonomy in higher education in Vietnam facing challenges

Autonomy in higher education in Vietnam is facing challenges, particularly accountability and finances, according to Deputy Minister of Education and Training Hoang Minh Son.Christophe Lemiere, Human Development Programme Manager of the World Bank in Vietnam, said despite the fact that Vietnam’s higher education had been ...

No public reprimands for primary school students: new MOET circular

Head of the Primary School Department under the Ministry of Education and Training Thai Van Tai talks about changes in regulations relating to the organisation, management and operation of primary schools.The Ministry of Education and Training has issued a new circular on primary schools. The ...

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